New Releases: June 2017
POWER AND POVERTY IN THE CHURCH Renewal and Understanding of Service
Author: Yves Congar, OP
Simplicity, poverty, and the service of the ministry were among the marks of the primitive Church. In the course of time, social and political obligations obscured the basic function of the hierarchy. But the Church is renewing its understanding of itself through the Holy Spirit's enlightening of the Fathers in Vatican II. John XXIII's emphasis on a Church of service and poverty is explored. He traces the New Testament concept of the hierarchy as service through its actual historical development, showing how titles and privileges came to obscure its true function.
2016 107 pages R255.00
Historical Foundations & Liturgical Theology
Author: Kevin W. Irwin
The author offers an explanation of the sacraments in their relationship to liturgy. In Part 1 he traces the historical evolution of sacraments and sacramental practice from their biblical foundations through the liturgical reforms of Vatican II. Part 3 concerns a theology of sacraments based on the liturgy as a firm foundation for understanding the theology of the sacraments. Bridging these two main parts are two methodological chapters that describe the sources and method to be applied in Part 3.
2016 388 pages R625.00
CARDINAL WALTER KASPER Spiritual Writings
Authors: Patricia C. Bellm & Robert Krieg
Reflects the major themes of Kasper’s long career. The selections here on God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Church, Ecumenism, and Christian Hope, represent an introduction to the Christian faith.
2016 192 pages R325.00
PARTICLES OF FAITH
A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science
Author: Stacy A. Trasancos
How can Catholics explain what the Church teaches about the relationship between science and faith? The author gives ways we can talk about how science and our Catholic faith work together to reveal the truth of Christ through the beauty of his creation.
2016 160 R239.50
OWN YOURSELF How to Form Your Conscience
Author: William J. O'Malley, SJ
A "hands-on" course in ethics and morality. Its goal is to assist students to come to know who they genuinely are and who they want to become as they move into adulthood.
2016 247 pages R310.00
CATHOLIC MORAL PHILOSOPHY IN PRACTICE AND THEORY
Author: Bernard G. Prusak
Cutting across the boundary of philosophy and theology, this book serves as an introduction to the living tradition of Catholic moral philosophy.
2016 302 pages R465.00
IGNITE YOUR SPIRIT Homiletic Reflections for Seasons and Feasts (ABC)
Offers reflections on the readings of Seasons and Feasts for all three liturgical cycles.
2016 323 pages R120.00
AROUND THE TABLE Retelling the Story of the Eucharist through the Eyes of Jesus' First Followers
Author: R. Scott Hurd
You will better understand the mysteries of the Eucharist in a deeper way through the eyes of Thomas, who was with Jesus as he raised the widow’s son at Nain and Lazarus at Bethany. You will explore the Eucharist as a foretaste of heaven alongside Bartholomew in the upper room and the gift of forgiveness that the Eucharist brings with Matthew as he first meets Jesus at Capernaum. You will find courage to share the Good News in the story of Mary Magdalene’s sorrow and the joy at the death and resurrection of Jesus.
2016 160 pages R220.00
SERVANT OF ALL Status, Ambition, and the Way of Jesus
Author: Craig C. Hill
Hill examines passages as the Christ Hymn in Philippians 2 to show how New Testament authors helped early Christians construct their identity in ways that overturned conventional status structures and hierarchies. Status and ambition are not often addressed forthrightly in the church, as Christians either secretly indulge those impulses or feebly try to quash them. This book will help Christian leaders reconcile their human aspirations and their spirituality, empowering them to minister with integrity.
2016 217 pages R299.50
THE REBUILT FIELD GUIDE Ten Steps for Getting Started
Authors: Michael White &
The authors lead you and your leadership team through assessment and goal-setting exercises and provide meeting templates that include prayer, scripture reflection, storytelling, and “rally cries” that become reminders of the change the team is striving toward.
2016 96 pages R155.00
BAPTIZED FOR THIS MOMENT Rediscovering Grace All Around Us
Author: Stephen Paul Bouman
Bouman explores how congregations may best respond to the many public crises that confront us today—mass shootings, terrorist attacks, hurricanes, flood, wildfires, tornadoes and problems like racism and community violence. He describes the ways congregations can create spaces to lament, develop living liturgies, build public mission tables and engage with others in discovering the power of grace all around us.
2016 148 pages R310.00
THE FRANCIS PROJECT Where He Wants to Take the Church
Author: Victor Manuel Fernandez
In this conversation with Paolo Rodari, Archbishop Fernández, the theologian closest to Pope Francis, addresses the crucial aspects of this pontificate: the relationship between divine mercy and the emphasis on ethical requirements, the necessity of a church "outside" and in a permanent state of mission, the resistance in relation to Francis' proposal, the strong sense of the "people" inherent in the mentality of this pope.
2016 110 pages R279.50
A COMMENTARY ON LAUDATO SI’ Examining Background, Contributions, Implementation & Future of Pope
Author: Kevin W. Irwin
A commentary on Pope Francis' encyclical letter (Laudato Si')-On Care for Our Common Home. This book complements the encyclical and shows its timeliness and the way it reflects Pope Francis' vision for the world and how he understands his teaching role in a global church in multicultural world.
2016 272 pages R465.00
PARISH FINANCE Best Practices in Church Management
Author: Michael Castrilli and Charles E. Zech
Most parishes struggle with issues like budgeting, financial controls and financial planning. Many parishes employ a parish business manager, but their background and competence in addressing these issues varies widely. Here is a comprehensive source to guide them through the steps needed to ensure an effective and transparent financial process.
2016 154 pages R485.00
FINANCE AND THE COMMON GOOD Placing People at the Centre of the Economy & Society
Author: "Centesimus Annus-Pro Pontifice" Foundation
In 2014 the Foundation Centesimus Annus - Pro Pontifice held the international conference, A Dialogue on Finance and the Common Good, in Dublin. At this conference the most important issues confronting the Church and the global economy were explored by authorities in the areas of finance, banking, economics, ethics, theology and Catholic social teaching. Topics include poverty and global urbanization, bank regulation and supervision, finance in service of people.
2016 184 pages R299.50
THE RISING LAITY Ecclesial Movements since Vatican II
Author: Massimo Faggioli
Offers an analysis of the phenomenon of the new ecclesial movements with two different perspectives: historical and comparative. The historical perspective is necessary because the phenomenon grew in these last hundred years and a sociological-anthropological perspective tends to offer a non-dynamic view of them. A chapter is devoted to Pope Francis and the movements, analysing the aspects of the relationship between the pontificate and the movements.
2016 165 pages R295.00
ENDURING MINISTRY Toward a Lifetime of Christian Leadership
Author: Samuel D. Rahberg
Samuel Rahberg draws on insights from the monastic tradition, the ministry of spiritual direction and the practice of Christian leadership to support and empower women and men for continued ministries in the church, helping them turn from merely enduring to lasting Christian leadership.
2017 144 pages R295.00
Learning to Tell the Stories of Grace That Illumine Our Lives
Author: Leonard J. DeLorenzo
Beginning with the apostles themselves, Christians have practiced the art of telling their stories to bring others to faith. The author presents seven guiding principles to help you share your faith in a genuine way and teach others to do so as well.
2016 160 pages R249.50
ANTI-CATHOLIC MYTHS DEBUNKED Five Common Misconceptions Answered and Explained
Author: Patrick John Ryan
Archbishop Ryan considers the most common charges levied against Catholicism, showing that not only are those scorned doctrines not Catholic, they are condemned by the Church! Here are just a few of the common misconceptions corrected.
2016 120 pages R210.00
TO BEGIN AT THE BEGINNING An Introduction to Christian Faith
Author: Martin B. Copenhaver
Copenhaver covers basic themes—the Bible, church, ministry, sacraments, prayer, ethics. His approach creates a resource for pastors, a guide for seekers and new Christians, and a "refresher course" for long-time Christians who want to engage anew with what they believe.
2016 247 pages R369.50
DEEPENING FAITH Adult Faith Formation in the Parish
Author: Janet Schaeffler, OP
Janet Schaeffler offers a practical guide and source of encouragement to parish and diocesan committees, catechists, and adult faith formation teams. She outlines the essential foundations, methods and strategies that can support this journey for today's adults of all ages and generations.
2017 100 pages R255.00
WHY FAITH? A Journey of Discovery
Author: Matt Emerson
Helps men and women work through some of the questions and topics in faith that in the author's experience are especially pressing. It addresses some specific theological matters but it also addresses matters that are more philosophical or preliminary, for example: Why should I have faith at all? What is the basis for entrusting ourselves to something we cannot verify with certainty?
2016 143 pages R285.00
ADOPTION Room for One More?
Author: Jaymie Stuart Wolfe
Offers families guidance as they navigate the adoption journey. Through stories, reflections, prayers and questions, readers are guided in discerning how God might be calling them—and their families—to be open to life and love. If you are wondering if God is calling you to adopt a child, this book help you discern.
2016 221 pages R225.00
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